Thursday, August 31, 2006

Don't be that guy

Are you that guy? Don't be. We've got your football draft day guide right here.

Also, if you want to see who went where in the best mock draft out there, namely the mock draft, look no further.

Don't forget to make note of this year's overvalued and undervalued players.

And if you need depth charts, they're all right here.

Now, on to more fun stuff: tonight's FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER on from 8-10 PM EDT:

8 PM: We bring you our autumn season boxing mock draft, compiling a pool of fighters from this fall's most important fights. Draft board and suggested league guidelines here.

8:40 PM: We update you on our revised hoops and hockey draft boards.

8:50 PM: More football prep, as we come down the stretch towards Opening Day next Thursday. Draft prep continues with our first Roto Rebuttal segment of the fall (hint: it has something to do with blowhard "advice" currently being propagated on "The Worldwide Leader"), a quick "Don't Be That Guy" recap, and our examination of the top players at various positions.

Again, we thank the readers of the blog and the website for their generous support of the Carol Morris Scholarship Fund at Bowling Green State University and we wish to make you aware of the 50-50 raffle we will be operating at Northcoast Showdown, the awesome MMA card being promoted by our friends at Pro Karate Weekly. It's being held Saturday, September 16 at 7 PM at the Euclid Sports Plant. Get your tickets here and please come out to enjoy some great MMA action and to support our cause.

One more thing: many thanks to our friends at The Fan Union for designating as their site of the month. Rock on!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thanks to the followers

We had our biggest show of the year last Thursday, our football mock draft and our 20-hour Up All Night marathon show over the weekend to benefit the Carol Morris Scholarship Fund at Bowling Green State University. In addition to the family, I would like to thank our friends and colleagues from Paul Belfi, Bruce Drennan, Eric Styranka, Mike Ptak, Dan Krueger and Deirdre White. Our benefit was a tremendous success, thanks in part to our sponsor, We thank them again.

We've got another great FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER on coming your way from 8-10 PM EDT:

8 PM: Our college football team mock draft gets underway, as we form a pool to track this year's top NCAA gridiron squads. This is a great way to make following college football more fun. Our draft board and suggested league guidelines are here. Thanks also to our friends from College Fantasy Football Insider for participating in this draft event.

8:40 PM: We recap our marathon fundraising show from the weekend and briefly preview next week's boxing draft on the show.

8:55 PM: We get you ready for your fantasy football drafts, with an outstanding "Don't Be That Guy" segment warning you away from various pitfalls, we preview final changes to our draft board this weekend, we remind you about the biggest under-the-radar stories of 2006, and much more.

Also, tune in at 6 PM EDT for THE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SHOW on as we do an Ohio football fantasy draft. High school sports -- it's never too early to begin drafting the stars of tomorrow! While you're at it, keep your virtual dial tuned in at 7 PM EDT for NORTH COAST HOCKEY TONIGHT with "Good People" Paul Teeple and yours truly.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Up All Night for a great cause!

It's the Carol Morris Scholarship Fund at Bowling Green State University and we've got our 3rd annual 20-hour marathon show on starting at 5 PM EDT tonight! Details here.

Before I list the event details, I would like to thank our sponsor,, for generously supporting this cause.

The Carol Morris Scholarship Fund at Bowling Green State University was established in honor of its namesake, an alumnus who was a longtime teacher and tutor. In keeping with Carol Morris’ dedication to special education, the fund will be targeted towards young people aspiring to a career in that very field. When fully vested at $25,000, the fund will help make a difference for individuals pursuing this worthy career path.

The fund has been the chosen cause of the first two annual “ Up All Night Marathon” benefits and will again be the focus of the third annual “Marathon” on The show will take place from 5 PM this Saturday, August 19 through 1 PM on Sunday, August 20.

To donate to the fund, make checks payable to: BGSU Foundation, Inc.

On the memo line of the check, please write: Carol Morris Scholarship Fund 30-000812

Mail checks to:
Office of Development
Attn: Erin Keller
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Donations can also be made online at the following web address:

Here's our show lineup:

5 PM: Special edition of PRO WRESTLING INSIDER previewing SummerSlam and beyond
5:30 PM: Special edition of THE SQUARED CIRCLE — interview with Ryan Songalia, columnist for
6 PM: Interview with Joe Aiello, founder of The View From the Bleachers Cubs blog
6:30 PM: Interview with Shari Forst, New York Mets, New York Jets and New York Rangers correspondant for
7 PM: Lisa Winston, minor league baseball correspondent for
7:30 PM: Peter Schrager and Andy Nesbitt, columnists
8 PM: Bruce Markusen, author of several baseball books, including his latest, The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
8:30 PM: Interview with Ric Bucher, ESPN basketball reporter
9 PM: Special edition of NORTHCOAST HOCKEY TONIGHT – interview with Christy Hammond, founder of Behind the Jersey Red Wings blog and Most Valuable Network Red Wings blogger.
9:30 PM: Roundtable debate on the greatest teams in baseball history begins
10:00 PM: Recap of fantasy football experts’ league mock draft
10:30 PM: President Paul Belfi presents the music of Rick Springfield
1:00 AM: Roundtable debate on the greatest baseball teams in history resumes
2:00 AM: Interview with Ray Flowers, writer for,, and
2:30 AM: Special edition of SUNDAY NIGHT SUBMISSION – the wrestling fantasy draft and a review of past SummerSlam shows
3:30 AM: Roundtable debate on the greatest baseball teams in history resumes
4:00 AM: Special edition of THE UNHEARD SCENE
5:00 AM: Roundtable debate on the greatest baseball teams in history concludes
7:30 AM: Roundtable debate on the greatest position players in baseball begins
8:30 AM: Interview with Mark Barnes, Suite 101 columnist
9:00 AM: Interview with John Zajc, Executive Director of SABR
9:30 AM: Special edition of THE TRUTH HURTS WITH BOB GLASSMAN – the future of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians
10 AM: Interview with Bob Finnan, Lake County News-Herald Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter
10:30 AM: Roundtable debate on the greatest position players in baseball resumes
11:00 AM: Interview with Will Leitch, editor of the Internet’s biggest sports blog
11:30 AM: Roundtable debate on the greatest position players in baseball concludes
12:00 Noon: Interview with Bruce Drennan, host and program director about the 2006 baseball season

Also sometime Saturday evening: an interview with ESPN Page Two columnist Scoop Jackson

Thanks in advance for contributions to this great cause.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Our three biggest days of the year!

Today, Saturday and Sunday are the biggest days of 2006 for

Tonight, at 7 PM EDT, we bring you our football mock draft on THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER on We begin an hour earlier than usual and preempt NORTHCOAST HOCKEY TONIGHT. If history is any guide, this will be our most listened-to show of the year as America delves into the 2006 fantasy football season. We welcome everyone to our show and hope you stick around for subsequent weeks.

And this weekend, at 5 PM EDT on Saturday, we begin the 20-hour Up All Night Marathon to benefit the Carol Morris Scholarship Fund. Details here. We have a loaded lineup, including the great Will Leitch from, Ric Bucher and Scoop Jackson from ESPN and many more outstanding guests. The show is for a great cause, also. We thank you in advance for joining us this weekend.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fantasy football draft prep and more

This Thursday from 8-10 PM EDT, on the Insider on, we will break down everything you need to know in terms of strategy for your upcoming football drafts.

8 PM: We will begin by announcing (OK, repeating, since we're announcing it here) our new MySpace page, . We wish to solicit the input of our readers and listeners about what should be a part of our new addition to the online "family."

8:10 PM: We preview our college football team draft next week.

8:20 PM: Baseball talk as we continue to ponder "lessons learned" in the 2006 season.

8:30 PM: We get into our most comprehensive fantasy football draft talk yet. We will review what we've talked about in recent weeks and tie it into the holistic approach we advocate. This will include statistical analysis, draft psychology, player moves, training camp news and other aspects that tie into the eternal search for value. We'll take this the entire 1 1/2 hours the rest of the way leading into our mock draft special next week, one of our biggest shows of the year.

Please stay tuned also for more news on the 3rd Annual STC Up All Night Marathon to benefit the Carol Morris Scholarship Fund at Bowling Green State University. It's from 5 PM on Saturday, August 19 to 1 PM on Sunday, August 20 on and is the lead producer of the event. Details here .

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Variety as usual on the Thursday show

So much to get to on the Insider Thursday night from 8-10 PM EDT on

8 PM: A quick note on the URL that we established earlier this year and our friends at We'll also talk about a feature that we added that has as well, depth charts for baseball, football and hoops.

8:10 PM: Early notes on 2006-2007 fantasy hockey on the occasion of this weekend's expert league draft at Our good friend Ray Flowers has graciously extended an invite to us.

8:20 PM: Quick notes on upcoming fantasy drafts on the show -- college football team draft (August 24) and boxing draft (August 31).

8:30 PM: Fantasy baseball talk (trading deadline, late-season impact prospects and reviewing early-season buy/sell calls) with our friend, baseball analyst Tim Foust.

8:50 PM: More fantasy football draft prep as we get ready for our huge mock draft show in two weeks on August 17. Specifically, we'll break down concepts of value, running back committees/rotations and draft psychology. We'll also review our updated draft board on

Check out the fun on the show Thursday night. We're now into one of the biggest months of our year in August and we have a lot of good entertainment and info ahead.